I knocked off on time today rush with my gf to Sim Lim Square to purchase extra hard drive to size up my PC storage. Went to one of the biggest & reputated IT shop at 4th floor. The sales girl service is good & friendly, not much bargain or 2nd thought, bought a 'brand new' 80GB Seagate hard disk & 512MB RAM based on her recommendation.
Reached home, went straight to start up my PC & get ready to install the new toy. Did a simple master/slave jumper changed & rebooted my PC..... CMOS detected the new hard disk & memory, everything seems work perfectly.
Time for format & partition...
went to Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Computer Management --> Disk Management, hmm..the hard disk seems to be formatted nicely in NTFS format. At first, I thot Seagate was doing a good job to pre-formatted the disk before pack for sales. Then, i launch my window explorer, I noticed a folder named Windows is created, when I clicked at it, a dozen of subfolders appeared, immediate I noticed something was wrong - this is a used hard disk!!!! It has been used since Aug 2002.
This is really sick, I have been avoiding those 'blacklisted' shops in SL & went to the reputated one, really didn't expect this thing to happen. I'm now lost confident buying stuff from SL. Guess Funan would be better place for my future purchase.
Guy, do you think the shop will allow 1-1 exchange if I bring it back tomorrow? Or is there anything I should do?